Rapper Kanye West, who has attempted to mount a last-minute 2020 presidential campaign, met with White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as controversy swirls around the artist's apparent bid for the White House.
The New York Times first reported, and Fox News confirmed, that the meeting happened last weekend in Telluride, Colo. West has met with Kushner and the president before to discuss racial justice issues, and has been a high-profile celebrity supporter of Trump.
West's campaign has been criticized as a possible effort to siphon votes from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, although it's unclear that he would actually take more votes away from Biden than President Trump.
"My understanding is that West has already missed enough deadlines that he has no path to 270 electoral votes," Kyle Kondik from the University of Virginia Center for Politics told Fox News Tuesday on the state of West's campaign.
It is theoretically possible that electors, in states where they are allowed to, could change their votes from Trump or Biden to West when they officially select the president, but such a movement has never happened on a large scale in the U.S. And if neither Trump nor Biden makes it to 270 electoral votes, the House of Representatives could theoretically choose West – but the Democrat-controlled chamber would almost certainly select Biden, its party's nominee.